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NYT Delight: Roasted Broccoli With Shrimp

Having not cooked in a while, I ended up reading an article in the New York Times that really made my mouth water. It was about roasted broccoli with shrimp. Having roasted cauliflower before, I knew what roasting did to veggies: brought out their warm, sweet flavors. Doing this with broccoli and adding the needed protein of shrimp made for a really, really quick meal:

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/14/dining/141arex.html?scp=1&sq=broccoli%20and%20shrimp&st=cse

Raw Bars: The Ron Puke Revolution

At a friend’s apartment recently, we were offered to sample a new product. Someone’s aunt (the crazy hippie aunt everyone seems to have) had sent them a box of raw food bars to try out. You know it’s going to be good when someone offers you food with a disclaimer along the lines of “do you want any of this before I throw it out.” Review and modern sculpture after the jump.

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On Omelets and Life

Today was a rough start for me. I woke up feeling rather stupid after having drank way more than I should’ve, and had a horrible headache. Even after chugging a Propel fitness water, I felt like poo. “Store…”, I squeaked to my boyfriend, “We have to go to the store. I need Aleve…”

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Food Safety For Dummies: When in doubt, throw it out

Those on the east coast got to experience the heat wave last week. To cope, I hid at my girlfriend’s apartment with central air. At home, my mom got treated to a 2 day power outage (the kind that cascaded across Jersey for various reasons). Trying to save the fridge food, she kept it stocked with some bags of ice.

It gets nasty after the break.

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Collasal Falafel Failure: How one pantry meal almost caused tears.

You know what I love? Salt. I love salt. I have tried everything from pink Hawaiian sea salt to Morton’s and I just can’t seem to get enough. Salt is a lot like the Force. You can use it for good, or for evil. Casbah Natural Foods’ falafel uses it for dismal, terrible evil. A single serving (1/3 cup dry or 4 patties) contains 680 milligrams of sodium, or 28 percent. Assuming you eat two servings you’ve just consumed over half your day’s salt. And while some foods, like Twinkies, are also high in sodium, they don’t suck the moisture out of your face in quite the same cruel, Darth Vader like way.

Paired with jasmine rice, yogurt sauce and mixed vegetables I was hoping for a simple, healthy, vegetarian meal. What I got was the same feeling I got at age 10 when I accidentally pranked myself by putting salt in the sugar bowl (I was a bright child.)

What the World Eats

I saw this post on wordpress’s front page, and I fell in love with it immediately. It describes the food habits of people the world over, and is completely amazing. Some people seem to get so little for their money, while some people get plates and plates for basically nothing in american dollars. This could be due to an agrarian society, however. Anyway- Click on it!

What 300 calories looks like!

The excellent diet blog, DietBlog (creative, innit?) found a collection of pictures that represent what a 300 calorie meal looks like. While I obviously review, cook, and enjoy food, I’ve lost around 20 pounds since the beginning of the year using simple tools such as visual portion control to cut the weight. Not eating 400 calorie Panera Bread cookies also probably helped.

What tools help you keep your eating in check?